Clinical - HCPC

Lead Occupational Therapist – Specialist College

Lead Occupational Therapist – Specialist College
Location: South Yorkshire
Hours: 37.5hrs/week – all year round
Salary: £40,000 – £45,000 (DOE)

Compass Associates is proud to be working with a well-established provider of specialist education, day services and vocational provisions to recruit a full-time permanent Lead Occupational Therapist.

This role involves working within specialist day services, colleges and vocational training facilities where you would assess, support and provide therapy for young people who have additional learning needs due to backgrounds of autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and sensory, motor and communication difficulties. There are extensive opportunities for the students who have access to a range of in-house vocational training including retail management, catering, horticulture, animal studies, labouring, internships and accessible employment options.

As Lead Occupational Therapist, you will work closely with the Principal, CEO and Senior Management Team to continuously review, develop and improve the organisation's Occupational Therapy provision. In addition to this you will supervise the two Band 5 Occupational Therapists, work collaboratively with the Speech & Language Therapists and liaise closely with families and external agencies including social services, community NHS teams and schools.


  • 30 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Annual leave increasing with length of service
  • Pension scheme
  • Further training and development opportunities
  • All travel/mileage within the workday is expensed
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance

This role is based in Sheffield but there will be a requirement to visit other services and training facilities in South Yorkshire and Nottingham so a UK driving licence and own car is essential.

Commutable from
Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Mansfield, Rotherham, Worksop, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Retford, Peak District and surrounding areas.

The Candidate
Essential criteria:

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration without conditions
  • Previous experience working with young adults who have specialist educational needs, learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders
  • Sensory Integration training is desirable but not essential
  • UK driving licence and own car is essential

Interview Process
One stage: formal interview on site.

Contact details
If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please contact Lynette Robb directly on 0161 509 0419. Alternatively email an updated CV to [email protected]

Compass Associates Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer a £200 John Lewis voucher for a successful recommendation following the completion of probation/rebate.

Compass Associates, established in 2009, is an award-winning, UK specialistHealth and Social Care Recruitment Consultancyproviding tailored, high quality recruitment solutions for all permanent assignments.

Specialist Care

Lynette Robb (MREC CertRP)

Divisional Manager – AHP

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